Let's Compare - Dig Dug

Started by TrekMD, September 10, 2012, 03:38:54 AM

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TrekMD

Dig Dug was another of those great games that was adapted to many different systems.  Here is a video comparing several versions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l03rCO6w ... re=related

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TL

Great vid - pretty much every version out there is shown.

It definately shows the superiority of the brilliant 7800 version, its easily the closest to the arcade game.

That C64 version looks horrible, the sprites are all squashed and the sound is wrong. The 2600 version might look the worst of all but it definately nails the gameplay, this was a big favourite of mine as a kid.

TrekMD

I always liked the 2600 version and thought it was impressive for the system.  If there is something the 2600 manages to do with many of the arcade ports is nail the gameplay, even if the graphics fall short.  This game is certainly an example of that.  :)

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onthinice

I agree about the 2600. The GameBoy version look really good.

108 Stars

It's strange. Although I do know I should prefer other versions, I am so used to the 2600 one that all other ports just look and sound WRONG to me.
Systems owned: Atari 2600, Lynx, Jaguar, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, Master System, Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Game Gear, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Wonderswan

TrekMD

Quote from: "108 Stars"It's strange. Although I do know I should prefer other versions, I am so used to the 2600 one that all other ports just look and sound WRONG to me.

That's interesting.  How about the 7800 version?  After all, the sound is pretty similar to the 2600.

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108 Stars

True, the 7800 version sounds pretty much identical. But it still doesn't look right! *waves VCS-flag*

Joking aside, the 7800 version looks nice. I prefer it from the 5200 one because of the more vibrant colors, at least that's how it looks in the video. :)
Systems owned: Atari 2600, Lynx, Jaguar, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, Master System, Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Game Gear, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Wonderswan

TrekMD

Quote from: "108 Stars"True, the 7800 version sounds pretty much identical. But it still doesn't look right! *waves VCS-flag*

Joking aside, the 7800 version looks nice. I prefer it from the 5200 one because of the more vibrant colors, at least that's how it looks in the video. :) 

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zapiy

Great comparison vid, one of my favourite games.

Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

TL


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TrekMD

The video comparing different versions of Dig Dug has also been updated, so here is the new version.

[align=center:qeudj1y3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9B8d23unMk[/align:qeudj1y3]

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TL

Awesome Trek! I love the way he is re-doing loads of the old ones to make them better!

TrekMD

This Dig Dug one is 3 times longer than the original one.  That's how many versions he's added!

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TL

Maybe he has seen us posting all the versions he misses out  :4: